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20% off an Initial Acupuncture Consultation and Treatment

Traditional acupuncture can help with all kinds of health conditions including:
anxiety, migraine, nausea, bowel problems, infertility and insomnia.

Many people also have acupuncture when they feel their body is out of balance, and others have regular treatments to improve their sense of wellbeing.
Why not try acupuncture for yourself and save 20%
To mark Acupuncture Awareness Week […]

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Why do people who suffer from IBS and other gastrointestinal dysfunction complain of middle back pain?

Stephanie James, Osteopath at The Forge Clinic Richmond, tells us about her experience of treating middle back pain.

“Not a week passes by without me seeing a patient who complains of middle back pain. After excluding a musculoskeletal injury associated with too heavy lifting at the gym or something else, I often question my patient […]

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From infertility to IBS, there are lots of reasons to try acupuncture

Three in ten people are unaware of how traditional acupuncture can help them, according to a survey by the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC). While more than 21% are too scared to try acupuncture because they think the needles are as large as ones used for injections, when they’re actually as fine as human hair.

However […]

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Backcare Awareness Week 3rd – 8th October in association with the charity Backcare

Get out and about for a healthier back and a wellbeing bonus: timely advice for Backcare Awareness Week

As it’s Backcare Awareness Week (3rd-8th October) we asked The Forge Clinic’s therapists to give their favourite backcare tips, thoughts and ideas. Here’s what they told us.

Several stressed that getting off the sofa and out in the […]

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Learning from the Olympians: fitness tips to take forward in 2016 and beyond

Following Team GB’s record-breaking performance at Rio, fitness fever is sweeping the nation. But while most of us lack the time and dedication needed for a professional training regime, are there ideas and tips we can take away that can help us get – and stay – fitter post Olympics?

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson recommends buddying […]

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Home visits from the Forge Clinic

Happier with a home visit?
There are lots of situations where it makes sense for us to treat you at your home rather than for you to visit the clinic. You might be immobile or at home recovering from a recent operation. A cardiac or breathing problem might prevent you from travelling or you might […]

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Fell Running

Are you a runner bored of the same old urban trails? Or are you just not motivated by the idea of running around your local park or neighbourhood? Then perhaps you might like the idea of fell running…

Fell running is particularly popular in the beautiful Lake District, where races are run across the fells […]

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Just One Thing: Our Top Tips

Sometimes one bit of advice can really change your life. One of the big internet trends at the moment are ‘life hacks’ – neat little tips that make your everyday life easier. If there was one tip or piece of advice that you would give to everyone, what would it be?
Receptionist Nikki would recommend […]

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Road Safety for Cyclists

A lot of our patients are keen cyclists – cycling to work, taking part in triathlons or simply cycling for pleasure – and several of our team cycle to work.

Not so long ago, we shared a link [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35812984] about a survey that appeared to show that cycling as part of your commute – as […]

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What Are You Reading: Mindfulness

Mindfulness is something we like to make our patients aware of as it can lead to a less stressful life. If you are more mindful of yourself and your surroundings, you are more likely to notice when your posture is poor or when you need a preventative treatment. There are many ways to practice […]

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